If you are offered a long-term honorary or paid position at another institution, you likely will be required to apply for a transfer of your program sponsorship to that institution. If your new sponsor does not have a J-1 program, you will have to change to another appropriate immigration status.

If you are considering transferring to another program or U.S. academic institution, consult with an Adviser in Berkeley International Office at least two months before you wish to transfer.

To see an Adviser, please call our front desk at (510) 642-2818 to make an appointment.

If your current sponsor is not UC Berkeley, your sponsor (Fulbright, NSF, IREX, etc.) will process your transfer.